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Molson Coors Brewing Company appoints new General Manager for Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland


New General Manager at Molson Coors is also appointed to the Board of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

Molson Coors Brewing Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan McFarland as General Manager for the island of Ireland.

Ryan has been with the company for three years and was previously Director of Northern Ireland. Prior to joining Molson Coors, Ryan spent 12 years working in the luxury and premium spirits sector holding senior UK and Irish roles within Bacardi Brown Forman and Remy Cointreau. Ryan will bring his extensive industry experience to this role as the business continues to grow both its on-trade and off-trade channels across the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI).

As well as his new position within Molson Coors, Ryan will also be joining the board of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI).

Speaking about his new position, Ryan McFarland said:

“I am thrilled to take on the role of General Manager for the island of Ireland as we look to deliver a more aligned approach for Molson Coors.  We’ve made fantastic progress in building our business over the past few years, but with our broader portfolio of exciting brands we believe there is plenty of opportunity to accelerate that growth.”

Keith Fagan, Country Manager for ROI, is leaving the business after 10 years’ great service. Keith joined Molson Coors in 2009 and has played an integral role in building the business in ROI and NI.

Due to his departure from Molson Coors, Keith Fagan will be vacating his position on the ABFI board and this will be taken up by Ryan McFarland.  Keith Fagan will also be stepping down from the position of Chairman of the Irish Brewers Association (IBA). A decision on the new Chairperson of the IBA has not yet been reached, however, a new person will be elected to fill this role in the coming weeks.

Welcoming Ryan McFarland to the ABFI, Patricia Callan, Director of ABFI said:

“The beer sector and wider drinks industry is undergoing a period of exciting growth and development, with a huge amount of innovation. I’d like to congratulate Ryan on his appointment and look forward to working closely with him on the ABFI Board as we navigate through the challenges and opportunities ahead. I’d also like to thank Keith Fagan for his valuable contribution to the ABFI Board and as Chair of the Irish Brewers Association.”

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